Style Pick of the Week: Todd Snyder Guide Shirt – Fall’s Most Refined Shirt Jacket

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If ever you were looking to strike the right balance between rugged and refined, there’s no time like fall to really take care of business with the best men’s style essentials. And for my money’s worth — as you know if you scour The Style Guide for the best fall style picks on the daily, few designers do that better than Todd Snyder. The Iowa-born designer takes the classics and upgrades them in ways that make them work in both NYC and back in the Midwest, as with the handsome, well-made Todd Snyder Guide Shirt.

It’s the perfect example of the, well, rugged-meets-refined look championed by the brand, and that makes the Todd Snyder Guide Shirt a unique addition to your fall and winter layering. The key is the soft-yet-dependable blend of virgin wool, acrylic, polyester and other fibers (for comfort and stretch) into one seriously cool, stylish fall shirt meant to be layered up as one of the best men’s shirt jackets. And folks, your new favorite fall shirt jacket only gets better from there.

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The Todd Snyder Guide Shirt also boasts retro elbow patches for a neat and distinctive touch — this rugged men’s shirt jacket is less refined than one of the best fall blazers, to be sure, but no less ready for unique layering. That means you can style your new favorite shirt jacket atop a rugged men’s henley as readily as you can use it as another layer atop one of the best men’s Oxford shirts.

It’s cut with a more full fit for fall and winter layering, too. Plus, color options like a rich Blue-Brown Plaid or the fall-friendly Mustard Multi-Plaid certainly give you options. Beware that this Todd Snyder shirt clocks in at a pricey $268, but as with other Todd Snyder menswear essentials, I’m betting that higher price tag will pay off in spades.

See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt is a Fall Style Classic

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Can you feel it in the air? Perhaps a brisk breeze, a touch of a chill and the need to once again layer up with, say, the best fall style essentials from one of your favorite brands? Yes indeed, the time is well and truly upon us, and that’s where one of my longtime favorite menswear companies, Taylor Stitch, boldly enters the fray.

I’m willing to bet you’ve been shopping the brand as frequently as I have lately, be it one of the best fall cardigans or one of the best shirt jackets for men, and today’s blog entry follows in the same vein with the much-loved Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt.

You might say the longtime fan favorite — it’s been in the Taylor Stitch menswear rotation since the brand’s early days — is about as essential as it gets as far as the best fall men’s style picks are concerned. How so? Well, the shirt sits somewhere between a classic flannel, a lightweight shirt and a “shacket,” with the layering versatility and style potential of each of those pieces. You see, the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt is made from a soft, layering-friendly but not overly heavy 9oz. organic cotton chamois, and things get better from there.

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I’ve worn various iterations of the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt over the years, and it functions perfectly as a top-most layer over a Taylor Stitch henley or a soft merino T-shirt. As I said though, it does indeed get better, and that’s because you can also layer the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt beneath one of the best men’s fall jackets quite comfortably as the temperature drops down into the 30s and 40s (yes, I went there!).

The Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt also boasts two helpful front-button chest pockets for your everyday carry essentials, and the fit is made to be worn untucked. This gives the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt plenty of rugged styling versatility this season, given that it looks quite cool – especially in a rich Timber Shadow Plaid — alongside everything from Taylor Stitch blue jeans to the company’s expertly cut tan chinos.

It’s not every day that you come across a pick as perfectly suited to fall and winter layering as the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt, so I’d say you need to shop this one early and often right now.

The Tuesday Steal: Save 20 Percent on Your New Favorite Shirt Jacket from Taylor Stitch

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If you ask me, rugged fall style and warm layering is the name of the game right now, which is part of the reason why you need one of the best men’s shirt jackets in your seasonal style rotation. Of course, it’s all about shopping carefully and shopping the right way, though. Hence, today’s Tuesday Steal: Head to the much-loved Taylor Stitch Workshop, a terrific source to pre-fund some of the coolest menswear on the market, to shop the rugged, durable Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket. Even more crucial is the fact that right now, you can pre-fund and save 20 percent on your new favorite shirt jacket. Not a bad deal, right?

But why consider splurging ever so slightly on the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket? To this style writer, it’s simple, really. Sure, this durable “shacket” goes for $150 when you pre-fund it — a price reflective of its quality, and the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket absolutely lives up to the hype. Taylor Stitch fans always seem to love the burly, dependable, warm and rugged shirt jacket style, too, and that’s not a bad endorsement when it comes to the best online menswear shops.

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Think of the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket like a change of pace from other fall layers, like a more refined Taylor Stitch shawl cardigan or a lightweight flannel shirt. Crucially, the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is built from an incredibly soft yet hard-wearing wool-nylon blend for stretch and durability, and the wool material on one of the best shirt jackets for men is also double-faced for softness and comfort. The Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket also features other helpful touches, like oversized dark horn buttons and handy flap chest pockets for your everyday carry.

Throw in the fact that the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket gets an upgrade via a rich plaid color scheme this fall, and you’ve got a winning layer when teamed with a Taylor Stitch henley or even worn atop a Taylor Stitch Oxford shirt. And yes, you’d do well to remember the Taylor Stitch Maritime Shirt Jacket is on sale for 20 percent off right now. Go to it and layer up accordingly, friends.